Emo cartoons, tips on how to draw them.

First off let’s get an understanding of what Emo cartoons are just in case you don’t know but want to.

Emo is a subculture of main stream culture with a focus on the expression of emotional devastation; it is a fashion, a trend, a music genre, a derivative of the word emotion and as such an attempt at depicting human sadness, they are the elements of Emo cartoons.

Incarceration Heart, Emo Cartoon Heart Behind Bars
Freedom from the struggle to feel love

Emo cartoons tend to closely reflect all of the above by depicting sombre, dark, colorless images often being black and white with a tiny splash of color. There seems to be no definitive explanation of this drawing style other than it being about deep, often dark emotions, Emo cartoons reflect this.

Be sure to give your characters a sad appearance. This essential goes with every mode of Emo cartoons drawing, from anime or manga type drawings to album cover illustrations. More often than not this is conveyed by focusing on creating weepy, sad eyes.

Place your characters in sombre bleak situations.

Emo is easily expressed by drawing someone sitting all alone with their head down. Add some black clouds and a little rain, a few derelict, creepy buildings and you will have created a whole Emo scene.

You can draw figures in silhouette without detail and featureless instead of entirely sketched-out features. The silhouette styles are popular not only with Emo t-shirts, but they can also be seen used as website images, graphics and album covers.

You can employ subdued, muted colors to further express a sense of despair when you draw Emo cartoons. This is a style that is reminiscent of the hardcore music albums by bands in the late 90’s and creates an Emo sensation when combined with grey mono tones.

When doing portrait drawings of your most favorite Emo bands you can make them look cool if you put the effort into taking your art to yet another level by experimenting with new ideas to say something different with it.

It can be very interesting to also experiment with collages depicting iconic images, mixed together with text, ink splats, splatters and splashes as incorporated design elements. Doing this style of image can not only convey an Emo feel, but is also more accessible to those who feel they do not draw well.

This new creative outlet can also help you get through the tough times that you might encounter by helping you to pour out your excess emotions into the drawings.

Dynamic visual devices for portraying gloom and doom, Emo drawings. Some of these items could include religious paraphernalia such as crosses, old churches; death symbols such as coffins, tome stones, skulls, graves, locked gates could portray exclusion. Empty streets and lonely figures Emo cartoons can be interesting and expressive try some.

Emo Cartoons, Hey Joe drawing.
Hey Joe how’s it going?
Emo Cartoon Drawing, Heart Cut With A Blade.
My heart’s been cut with a blade.
Emo Cartoon Drawing, Cut Through My Heart With A Blade.
Emo Cartoons Drawing, Cut Through My Heart With A Blade.
Emo Cartoon Drawing, Up On The Roof.
Emo Cartoons Drawing, Up On The Roof we are so small.
Emo cartoon Girls
Emo cartoons Drawing Girls

 

Emo Cartoon Girl Sitting.
Cartoon Emo Girl Sitting all alone with no one.
The XX, Emo Cartoon Drawing, from the video Crystalised.
The XX, Emo Cartoon Drawing, from the video, Crystalised, X marks the spot, Emo cartoons can be of bands and often convey all the right visual lighting.

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Composition definition

Composition definition, it’s about putting the elements that make up a picture together.

Composition can also be interpreted as an organizing of art elements according to the principles of art.

According to Wikipedia (The principles of art) are movement, unity, harmony, variety, balance, emphasis, contrast, proportion, and pattern.

Composition principles can also be described as balance, emphasis, pattern, contrast, proportion and gradation.

Composition elements can be described as line, size, color, texture, value, shape and space.

In the image below that was created as scribble heads the composition does not work very well and does not follow the (The principles of art) mentioned above very well at all. You can see the foundation work for this image if you follow the easy cartoons to draw link to see scribble heads.

Let me tell you why the image below does not work by giving you an image that does work and then let you think about what has changed in the drawing to improve on the composition.

Easy cartoons to draw scribble heads final Details Complete.

Composition Scribble Heads Rearranged.

Besides the 3 overlapping circles of composition being added to the image what else has changed?

The first image is unbalanced it is does not have an emphasis or good pattern, although contrast, proportion and gradation are good enough. The line, size, texture and value are fine but there is something wrong with the shape and space, so think about what has changed with the shape and space?

Composition Scribble Heads Rearranged.

Why does the reversal work better, take notice of the direction of the eyes?

What you need to consider is how the lines in a drawing lead your eyes around the drawing so when you place an arrow in a picture it will grab the attention of the person looking at it and they will follow it to the tip. Lines work in a similar way and can be used as capture points but also the direction in which something is pointed can do the same thing, so a face looking to the side will direct your eyes in that direction. Depending on where the eyes are pointed will depend on where your eyes are directed and one of the worst moves you can make is having the eyes looking out of the picture. Now look at the first picture of the scribble heads again and notice that the eyes are looking all over the place with no uniformity, structure or sequence, giving no meaning to the composition.

Easy cartoons to draw scribble heads final Details Complete

In the last image below it is a different story because the eyes and positioning of the heads says things by the direction of the eyes within the drawing, which head is looking at what or who?

The finished and final composition below works best with the arrow being placed as an attention grabbing device to draw your attention to composition.

Composition Scribble Heads Rearranged
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Easy cartoons to draw

Easy cartoons for most people are just fun to draw, remember when you was a kid. You could draw silly faces, childish faces, childish drawings of faces. Well cartoons do not have boundaries like other types of drawings do and if you are still a kid fantastic, joy all round let’s begin with easy cartoons to draw.Easy cartoons to draw scribble heads final Details Complete

The wonderful world of scribble heads, easy cartoons.

I took a clean sheet of paper and made a scribble on it with my eyes closed, you must have your eyes closed, no cheating but you can make as many scribbles as you like.

I used my second scribble and made them both big scribbles on A3 drawing paper, the trick is at first to not make too much of a scribble and try to space it out, space is cool.

Now you must open your eyes and take a look at your drawing because you want to see if you can see any faces, sometimes you can if you look round the scribble for a few minutes and remember these are kids drawings, cartoons, not grand master portraits, they are better than that because they are easy and fun to do.

Take a look at my first drafts.

These are the shapes I am going to use for my scribble heads.

The fist one is the master scribble and the second is my outlines for head shapes, the third is one with the scribbles removed.

Easy cartoons to draw,scribble heads.
Easy cartoons to draw, take a look at this it will soon be scribble heads.
Easy cartoons to draw scribble heads outlines.
The outlines of the Scribble Heads have been identified.

Then I removed the scribble lines and had a little think about what I should add, and where it should be added, features like ears, nose, mouth, hair, eye brows, eyes, lips, teeth. I thought about it for a little while then drew in the shapes that would give my scribble heads faces and features.

Remember these are cartoons, like the drawings that children do, kids drawings because of this there is a great deal of scope to work with and improve as you go along.

Just draw these ideas, shapes as best you can and remember these are scribble heads, made purely from your imagination using a free line, they could never ever be wrong because they don’t exist until you have drawn them.

The two pictures below are where I removed the scribble lines and drew in the features.

Easy cartoons to draw scribble heads Isolated Shapes With Lines Removed

Easy cartoons to draw scribble heads with added details and hair

Now the lines that are not needed have been removed and the scribble heads are really starting to take shape, so now all that is left to do is add some more detail, and make them seem more three dimensional (3D).

Notice the heavy dark lines around the bottom of the heads in the image below.

Easy cartoons to draw scribble heads overlapping line in hair removed.
Easy cartoons to draw see how the overlapping lines in hair from the outlines of the scribble heads has bee removed.

Easy cartoons to draw scribble heads shading.

Notice how the hair is just made up of lines all flowing in one direction giving the impression of hair and that some areas are darker than others, like the black dots in the eyes and the outer part of the eye being lighter even with a white dot giving the impression of light reflecting off the eye. These are elements that make your drawings look 3D and are so easy to do if you think about it.

Do you know why the composition is poor in this drawing besides the fact that it was drawn as a free line drawing, it can be constructed better as a composition?

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